UPDATED: Fall events in Pearland, Friendswood from September-November

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include the date for the Trunk or Treat event and information for the Camp Pomona Fall Carnival.

Fall is here, and there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate in Pearland and Friendswood, whether it involves checking out a family-friendly festival or getting out into nature. Here are some events and ideas for how to get out of the house this fall.


Sept. 13 through Nov. 2: 13 Creepy Hollow Haunted House
This haunted house consists of three scary attractions: the 288 Scare Factory, the Dark Woods and Pitch Black, plus various side attractions, which are included in the $35 admission price. The house opens on Sept. 13 and closes Nov. 2. Open Fridays and Saturdays and Halloween Night, and Sundays Oct. 20 and 27.
12872 Valley Vista Drive, Rosharon
1-800-357-3323
www.creepyhollowhauntedhouse.com

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Froberg’s Farm: pumpkin patch, corn maze, fall games
Froberg’s Farm in Alvin offers a range of fall-themed festivities. From the last week of September to the first week of November, the farm’s corn maze will be open to the public. The farm also features games for kids, including a little train that goes through the farm, a nerf war, corn canning and a candy cannon, as well as a Lighted Hay Ride through the corn maze at night. Attendees are also welcome to visit the farm’s indoor pumpkin patch. Pumpkins are sold for 39 cents a pound, and range from $2-$10 a piece. Pumpkins will be sold from early September through Halloween. Call or see website for time information. Admission for the corn maze is $8 a person. Fall games are $4 each.
3601 Hwy 6., Alvin
281-585-3531
www.frobergsfarm.com

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Sept. 29 through Nov. 3: Fearshire Farms
This Angleton attraction consists of a haunted house built in the early 1900’s, a dead-end corn maze, a haunted hay ride, and Honky’s Fun House, an old barn that has been converted into an 3-D attraction. $30. Ticket booth opens at 7 p.m. Discounted rates are available for groups larger than 25. Open starting Sept. 29, every Friday and Saturday in October, Oct. 25 (1-9 p.m.), Oct. 31 (7-9 p.m.), and Nov. 2-3 (7-11 p.m.).
1100 S. Walker St., Angleton
979-848-3327
www.fearshirefarms.com

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Oct. 11-12: Craft fair
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Pearland hosts its 29th annual craft fair on Oct. 11 and 12. The event features hundreds of local vendors, a silent auction and a bake sale. Lunch will also be sold. Booth applications accepted until Oct. 6, or until space is full. Attendees are welcome to visit the church’s on-site pumpkin patch during the event and take pictures. The patch is open to the public from Sept. 28 to Oct. 31 from the hours of 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. All proceeds from the patch go into the community. Day care groups and parents can sign up for Story Time in the Patch, and parents can call the church for information about hosting birthday parties in the patch. Pumpkins and gourds range from 50 cents to $50, depending on the size. 10 a.m-6 p.m. (Oct. 11), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Oct. 12).
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church,
2535 E. Broadway St., Pearland
281-485-3843
www.pumpkinchurch.com

Free | Outdoors | Kid-friendly | Food/drink for sale





Oct. 11-19: Brazoria County Fair and Rodeo
The Brazoria County Fair and Rodeo offers fun events for the whole family, including livestock competitions, agricultural exhibits, and other activities. The event also offers a variety of food and beverage choices. Steve Warner, Josh Ward, Travis Tritt, Wayne Toups, Shayne Still & the Southern Blend Band, Los Traileros de Norte, Koe Wetzel, Doug Stone, and Cole Degges will be performing live. $5-$15, free on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Brazoria County Fair Association Fairgrounds,
901 S. Downing St., Angleton

979-849-6416
www.brazoriacountyfair.com

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Oct. 19: Camp Pomona Fall Carnival
Camp Pomona will be hosting its fall carnival, a family- friendly event with amusement park rides and games, live music, face painting, food trucks and a silent auction. The first 200 people to arrive will receive prizes while supplies last. 2-5 p.m.
Camp Pomona Amenities Center
832-914-8757

Free | Outdoors | Kid-friendly | Food/drink for sale





Oct. 19: Soléana Stables Creepy Crawl
This year’s 5K Creepy crawl is benefitting SoléAna Stables. Participants are encouraged to wear a costume. Registration fees include a T-shirt, trick-or-treating along the course, food, face painting and access to booths. There will also be a costume contest and a silent auction. 7:30 a.m. (registration), 8:30 a.m. (Creepy Crawl begins). $30 (adults), $20 (children), free (children 9 years and under).
Pearland Town Center,
11200 Broadway St., Pearland
713-340-0704
www.soleanastables.org/creepy-crawl.html

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Oct. 19: Harvest Fest
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Friendswood invites the public to its annual Harvest Fest. Festivities include a silent auction, pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce houses, a pumpkin patch and pumpkin decorating. Attendees can also enjoy food trucks, vendors, an art show and a fire truck show and tell. Silent auction will also be online. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church,
1207 W. Winding Way, Friendswood
713-703-6303
www.gshepherd.net

Free | Outdoors | Kid-friendly | Food/drink for sale





Oct. 19: Pumpkin Chunkin Festival
Shepherd of the Heart United Methodist Church will host its tenth annual Pumpkin Chunkin Festival on October 19. The festival features craft stations, moon walks, dunking booths, and a train for kids. Tickets are 50 cents each but are sold in $5, $10 and $20 stacks and can be purchased at the event. Patrons are also welcome to go the church’s pumpkin patch, which will open on October 1. Known as “The Pumpkin Chunkin Church,” ripe pumpkins are sold from 50 cents to $45, and rotted pumpkins are sold from $1 to $6, which can be hurled in the church field with the church’s trebuchet. The patch also features photo booths and a train for kids, which operates on the weekends. Daycares can schedule visits during the week. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Shepherd of the Heart United Methodist Church,
12005 CR 59, Pearland

713-436-5080
www.shepherdoftheheart.org

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Oct. 26: First United Methodist Church Pearland Trunk or Treat
First United Methodist Church will host its Trunk or Treat event on Oct. 29. People will decorate the trunks of their cars and kids can come to the church parking lot to trick or treat. The event will have a video game truck, bounce house, bungee run, maze, games, face painting, prizes, and food. 4 p.m.
FUMC Pearland,
2314 N. Grand Blvd., Pearland

281-485-1466
www.fumcpearland.org

Free | Outdoors | Kid-friendly | Food/drink for sale





Oct. 27: Halloween in the Park
Join the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce for its 20th Annual Halloween in the Park event. Attendees of all ages can trick or treat to local businesses for candy. Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, Prince Properties LLC., and UTMB Health are all sponsoring the event. 5-7 p.m.
Stevenson Park,
1000 S. Friendswood Drive

281-482-3329

Free | Outdoors | Kid-friendly





Oct. 28: Trick or Treat on our Street
The Pearland Town Center is hosting a Halloween-themed event, featuring trick-or-treating, a costume contest, and a live performance “Hauntcert” from the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra. 5-9 p.m.
Pearland Town Center,
11200 Broadway St., Pearland

713-340-0704
www.pearlandtowncenter.com

Free | Outdoors | Kid-friendly





Oct 30-31: Friendswood High School Drama Haunted House
Friendswood High School Drama Department is hosting its annual Haunted House Performance. Times and prices will be announced closer to the event.
Friendswood High School Auditorium,
702 Greenbriar Drive, Friendswood

281-482-3413
www.myfisd.com

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Oct. 31: Trick or Treat Trail
Citizens of all ages are invited to trick or treat at the Pearland Parks and Recreation’s 15th Annual Trick or Treat Trail. Local businesses and organizations will be passing out candy. The first 500 participants get a free bag for their candy. The event will also feature music and food. 5:30-8 p.m.
Independence Park,
3449 Pearland Pkwy., Pearland

281-652-1600
www.pearlandtx.gov

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Nov. 9: Fall Haul City-Wide Cleanup and Garage Sale
The event will include a garage sale, paper shredding services, and clean up of tree trunks, grass clippings, old appliances and old furniture will be available. Shredding services will be available from 8 a.m.-noon or until the truck is full. Friendswood wildlife rehabbers need aquariums, dog and cat carriers, clean rags and shallow crock bowls.  8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Centennial Park,
2200 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood

www.ci.friendswood.tx.us   

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Nov. 16: Pearland Wobble Before You Gobble Community Health Fair
Come to the Pearland Town Center for the fifth annual Wobble Before You Gobble Health fair. At this free community event there will be fitness demonstrations, dance teams, martial arts, yoga, workouts, health care screenings, shots and vaccinations, health food, kids interactive games and play structures. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
11200 Broadway St., Pearland
713-340-0704

www.wobblebeforeyougobble.net

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Nov. 28: 2019 Pearland Turkey Trot
Celebrate Thanksgiving by coming out for the 2nd annual Pearland Turkey Trot. Possible courses include a 6 mile, 4 mile, 1 mile, and Tiny Tots Kids K. Finishers of the 4- or 6-mile course will receive a medal. A post-race meal will be sponsored by a local businesses. There will also be a Thanksgiving post-race party. 7:30 a.m. (6 mile), 7:40 a.m. (4 mile), 7:45 a.m. (1 mile). $15-$40 (early registration), $20-$45 (after Nov. 13).
Pearland Stadium,
3775 S. Main St., Pearland

www.pearlandturkeytrot.com

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Haunted Mayfield Manor
Haunted Mayfield Manor is a spooky attraction in the Galveston area. Patrons can come out and see the home of Dr. Mayfield, and the ghosts that haunt it. Admission is $10 per person, but groups of 15 or more can call for group rates. Haunted Mayfield Manor is open every day, year round.11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Mon.-Thu.), 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sun.).
2313 Harborside Drive, Galveston
409-762-6677
www.hauntedmayfieldmanor.com




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